Ruby Susanna Kasper ,98, died on March 18, 2017 at her home in Newton, Kansas, surrounded by her loving family.
Ruby was born on March 1, 1919 in Ollinsville, OK to Jacob J. and Gertrude (Wiens) Adrian. She was the sixth of eight children and the last one of them to die.
She lived on a farm in rural Burrton and graduated from Halstead High School. She met Edward E. Kasper and married. Together they had eight children. Ruby lived in Newton most of her life.
Later in life she moved to Hutchinson, KS for 10 years then had a house built at the age of 80 here in Newton and moved in when she turned 81, on her birthday. She lived there for 15 years then at 96 she moved in with her loving daughter and son-in-law.
Ruby had great joy in gardening, sewing, baking and canning. For at least 60 years she would enter the baking, canning and sewing garments and her home-grown vegetables to the Kansas State and Harvey County Fairs. She won many, many purple ribbons.
She was a very good caregiver and had at least five degrees in nursing. Her last 12 years she worked as a Senior Companion until she was 96.
Survivors include, her daughter Doris Miller and son-in-law Jim H. Miller; sons Harold Kasper of OK, Jerry, Roy and Bill Kasper, Newton; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Delores Jean Schmidt; two sons Charles Kasper and Donald D. Kasper; brothers Jonathan Adrian, Milton Adrian and Otto Adrian; sisters, Rosella Adrian Crigger, Bertha Adrian, Verna Adrian and Leona Adrian Rilling.
Funeral Services will be held at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, March 22nd at2:00 P.M.
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in care of the funeral home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS, 67114